Friday, December 30, 2011

Spanish Hills Country Club Bridal Showcase


3 PM – 6 PM

Spanish Hills Country Club Bridal Showcase and Groom’s RoomMark your calendars to attend the 5th Annual Bridal Showcase featuring a Groom’s Room at Spanish Hills Country Club!

Enjoy tray-passed champagne & hors d’oeuvres while meeting with some of the best professionals in the event business!

Admission is $7 per person with advanced reservations
or $10 per person at the door
(payable with cash or check).
Please call (805) 388-5000 or email for reservations.

Visit Pastries By Vreeke at our booth for some cake samples and treats!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Calamigos December Wedding

Pinecone Themed Wedding
Calamigos Ranch
December 2011

Last wedding cake of 2011

The pine cone wedding cake followed the theme of the wedding.

Note from the bride:
I can't even begin to tell you how amazing our CAKES were! Lori did a fabulous job helping me figure out what I wanted for my pine cone themed wedding and made us the most beautiful, tasty cake imaginable. She also made a fabulous grooms cake shaped like a Broncos garden gnome that no one could believe was actually cake because it was so cool looking. Above and beyond my wildest dreams!! Thank you thank you!

This beautiful brides bouquet was created by Debbie of Floral Fields. 
Loved how she incorporated the Pine Cone Theme.

The ceremony site outside of the main dining room at Calamigos Ranch was decked out for the season with fresh Pine Cone garland.  Debbie of Floral Fields is so creative!

Each table was adorned with large glass candle holders and wooden reeds for a winter wonderland theme.

Timmy the Gnome has been brought back to life in the form of Cake.  The groom took the original Gnome when he was deployed to Afghanistan. 
Unfortunately Timmy had a casualty while deployed :(

Best Wishes to Talia & Chris!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Calamigos Ranch Wedding

Saturday, November 5, 2011
Calamigos Ranch

In between two days of sprinkles, the sun was out in full force on Saturday, just in time for a beautiful wedding.

Monica and Greg were married today, though a bit chilly out during the ceremony, inside the fireplace was blazing and the atmosphere was festive.

The wedding cake was stenciled with delicate flowers and appliqued fondant striping adorned the wedding cake created by Pastries By Vreeke.

The ceremony site at the main area of Calamigos was adorned with beautiful flowers, oh so pretty!

Bubbles were supplied to the guest to blow after the ceremony.

The dining room was decked out with purple tablecloths and beautiful flowers created by Flower Allie.

Congratulations to Monica & Greg

Friday, October 28, 2011

Sherwood Country Club Wedding

Sherwood Country Club
October 2011

Wedding Cake complete with sugar Army Musket Pistols

Note from the bride:
Peter and I went to numerous bakeries before we had our appointment with Lori. When we met with Lori, we knew she was "the one". We didn't have any idea how we wanted our cake. Based on a couple questions Lori had asked us,  Lori mocked up a design and we LOVED it.  To top it off, we loved how her cake tasted.  Our wedding cake was simple, yet unique and that's exactly what we wanted. We can't wait to use Lori for our future family events.

The bridal party taking advantage of a beautiful day at Sherwood, taking some fotos.

The flower girl watching from afar

Amazing floral designs

Army swords and gloves awaiting the groomsmen

It's hard to beat the view out the back windows of the dining room at Sherwood Country Club.
The world renown course designed by Jack Nicklaus, home to some of the worlds best gold tournaments is host to many weddings each year.

Congratulations Cherry & Peter

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Wedding of the Year!

Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore
September 30, 2011

It's an honor to be a part of a special day for a close personal friend of our family.  Our families have been close friends for the past 22 years and watching Erika grow into the amazing women that she has become has been a blessing. 
Erika and her family hold a special place in my heart

Mr. and Mrs.

Brother and the proud parents

The relatives!

The start of a new life!

Boston..... the beginning!

The amazing Flowers!



The Candy!
Setting up the Cake!

The sweetest part........ the CAKE!

Best Wishes to the newlyweds!
The perfect ending to a perfect evening.
Only the begginning!

Love you always
The Vreeke Family!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Hearst Castle - Casa Del Sol

Michael proposed to Tatiana in front of Casa Del Sol at Hearst Castle, California, so of course a Hearst Castle wedding cake was perfect way to start their new lives as Husband and Wife.

Hearst Castle is located overlooking the Pacific Ocean in San Luis Obisbo County owned by William Randolf Hearst.  After 25 years of construction, the castle was ready in 1947.  The castle grounds encompasses 250,000 acres, complete with it's own zoo, 2 pools, and three guest houses. 

Hearst Castle has been host to many well known guests such as Winston Churchill, Charles Lindbergh, Howard Hughes, Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant and Carole Lombard to name a few.

Here is my edible adaptation of Casa Del Sol of Hearst Castle.

Casa Del Sol
Note from the bride:
Lori,  You are incredible and the cake was amazing. I could not believe the details!!! Everyone loved it as did Michael and I. It was perfect and wonderful and I really hated to have to cut through it! Thanks so much for all your hard work in putting that cake together for us :)     *Tatiana*

Front entrance of Casa Del Sol

Side of Casa Del Sol complete with edible palm trees

Light Posts, Stairs, railing and landscaping were all edible

Fountain & Statue of Donatello's David

My intern Amanda, putting the finishing touches to the cake.

Congratulations to Tatiana & Michael!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Amazing Wedding at Saddlerock Ranch, Malibu, California

Saddlerock Ranch
Home to Malibu Family Wines

With its natural beauty and secluded rustic charm, it's no wonder Saddlerock Ranch has become a popular weekend setting for special occasions — including magnificent celebrity weddings for stars like Kelsey Grammar, Lisa Kudrow, Don Henley and many more. It's a picture-perfect environment for exchanging vows or to host an unforgettable event....... READ MORE

Custom Wedding Sign at entry of Saddlerock Ranch

Sunflower Wedding Cake by
Pastries By Vreeke

Floral designs by Belle of the Ball Designs

Sweetheart Table!

Cool weather wraps, dancing shoes, favor boxes and menu cards.

Trees were adorned with Hanging Crystal Chandeliers

Waiting for the festivities to begin

Saddlerock Ranch is located in the Santa Monica Mountains, just up from the Pacific Ocean.
A beautiful setting for an outdoor wedding!  I would highly reccommend any newly engaged brides to go on a tour of this facility, it's amazing!

Mazel Tov Rachel & Joel!

Friday, September 2, 2011

My Big Sunny Yellow Wedding!

Westlake Village Inn
Friday, September 2, 2011

This wedding definitely put a big sunny smile on my face from the moment I walked into the Provance Room of Westlake Village Inn.

This year yellow was a very popular color for weddings, but this one was definitely Sunny Yellow!

I'm my beloved and my beloved is mine
Thank you to my intern Amanda for making all the sugar flowers for this bright cake!

Sugar Flowers!
Susan at Flowers By Susan made these stunning yellow centerpieces for the reception, All the yellow in the Provance Room looked so bright and pretty.

All the Chiavari chairs were tied with bright yellow ribbons ........ more sunshine!

Even the kids got yellow smiley face candies at their place setting!

Victoria & William!